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Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
committed in neighboring sunnyvale. ed. >>> in the wake of the tragedy in newtown, president obama is demanding immediate and specific strategies to curb gun violence. and he is promising that this time washington won't just talk about it. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on his call to action. >> reporter: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, more americans have died of gun violence. >> reporter: five days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, president obama says our country needs more than gun control. we need a solution to stop the violence. that's why he is creating a new interagency task force led by vice president joe biden. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issu
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
to compromise on tax hikes and spending cuts. ed to president obama hit the road to rally support from his plan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> president obama's public campaign to steer clear of the fiscal cliff took him to a diesel engine planted detroit. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january first, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> private face to face talks were revised this weekend when house speaker boehner went over to the white house. neither side is releasing details about the conversation, but taxes are still the big sticking point. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me get to keep all our tax break. >> while republicans have adamantly opposed raising taxes, now some are considering it if democrats agree to social security and medicare changes. republicans were disappointed with the proposed spending cuts in the president's first offer which do not include changes to entitlement programs. >> we have got to do something about the s
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
tumbling over the "fiscal cliff." president obama is supposed to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is in washington and danielle, how's it looking? >> reporter: well, elizabeth, there was not a lot of optimism on capitol hill today. both senate leaders admitting that congress is facing a hard deadline while at the same time, blaming each other for not having a deal in place by now. president obama cut short his holiday vacation and returned to the white house to work on a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." before flying home from hawaii, the president called congressional leaders nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid to reach agreements before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. >> we have been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: the senate majority leader wants house republicans to return from their vacations to approve a democratic senate plan that extends tax cuts for families making less than $250
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
nonprofit called crossroads. >> call president obama and tell him, it's time to show us a balanced plan. >> reporter: it is a big switch from presidential politics to full-scale lobbying. >> on the one hand it's very bizarre coming down the pike right now. on the other hand this is the nature of the finance structure we have created. >> reporter: the president is still in campaign mode. he is not looking for votes. he is looking for public support in handling the "fiscal cliff" and he still knows how to rile the crowd in detroit. >> what we shouldn't be doing is it trying to take away your rights to bargain. >> campaigning never ends. it's an innovation in the presidency in the last 30 years. it's campaigning to govern, saying when the campaign is over you hit the road and start campaigning on policy. >> reporter: how do americans feel about it? in a new poll out today, it shows that nearly twice as many americans approve of the job the president is doing and that's in comparison to the republicans. 49% of americans approve of mr. obama versus 25% of americans who approve of speaker joh
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
. despite president obama's support, republican senators declared they would fight to defeat her nomination. rice was heavily criticized for her statements made after the benghazi consulate attack. she said that she bowed out because she didn't want to endure confirmation hearings that were, quote, very politicized. the move makes massachusetts senator john kerry the likely choice to be the nation's next top diplomat. >>> the u.s. labor department says the economy added more jobs than expected last month. the latest jobs report shows employers added 146,000 jobs. the national unemployment rate now at 7.7%. initial unemployment also dropped by 29,000 last week. those numbers do not include people who have stopped looking for work. >>> wall street wasn't paying attention to the jobs report apparently. instead, stocks closed lower after more signs of tension emerge from "fiscal cliff" talks in washington. the dow fell nearly 75, nasdaq down 22, s&p down 9. >>> it's a very, very special beer. it's being released in the world for the first and probably only time. >> hundreds lined up for an 85-
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> a lot of us will be displaying extra love tonight. thank you, joe vazquez. >>> president obama reacted to the massacre not only as our president but as an emotional father choking up when he spoke about the young lives lost. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. >> the president also said it's time to put politics aside and focus on how the nation can prevent future tragedies like this one. prevention on a lot of people's minds tonight. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee joining us from the newsroom. grace, typically we do see strong reaction after mass shootings as well as calls for stricter gun control. >> reporter: and allen that is exactly what we are seeing in our exclusive surveyusa poll. this was taken after the shooting today. so adults here in the bay area were asked, if laws for gun sales should be more strict? 74% said yes. 19% said that the law should stay the same. 6% believed that they should
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
for christmas. tara mergener on the president's parting thoughts. >> reporter: president obama called on house speaker john boehner to come back to the negotiating table to avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> as of today, i am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done. >> reporter: the house did not even vote on speaker john boehner's proposed plan b because it didn't win enough republican support. >> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: the speaker says the ball is in the president's court. >> unless the president and congress take action, tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer and devastating the defense cuts will go into effect in 10 days. >> reporter: his bill would have extended tax rates for households making a million dollars a year. the president put the threshold at $400,000. the white house and democrats here on capitol hill are frustrated that speaker boehner spent the last several days pushing plan b instead of focusing on a bigger compromise. >> nobody can get 100% of what they want and this is not simply a contest between parties in terms of who looks good and
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
for the suspect downstream at about 8:30. >>> a last minute gift from president obama brought joy to federal workers today. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee says last minute holiday turned into a headache for people. >> that's right. pretty much everyone there at an international flight today or tomorrow. if you're wondering why they thought a federal office would be open on christmas eve, the reason is it was scheduled to be open. that is why so many people we spoke with were so upset. >> i am real upset because i don't know, we could have done -- at this point i don't know what we can do now, just wait. we have been here since 7:30. my appointment was at 9:00. >> stranded on christmas eve. it was the same story for dozens who were supposed to renew or pick up passports today. some had confirmation numbers scheduled for today, including this man. he is supposed to catch a flight to mexico tomorrow to see his wife and 2-year-old. >> extremely frustrating and disappointing. i am not going to be able to see them. >> the passport agency was supposed to be open today, but in a last minute decision o
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
at a parking lot and today the judge set bail at $2 million. >>> president obama will be on a red eye tonight on air force one of the he is cutting his hawaiian vacation short heading back to washington to deal with, you guessed it the "fiscal cliff." so far, nobody knows if any significant strides towards a compromise have been made. no negotiations have been scheduled. lawmakers now have less than a week to figure out a deal. the senate is due in session tomorrow. the house has no plans to convene. >>> a weak holiday shopping report to blame for today's wall street losses. all three indices down. >>> also not so great, retail sales. mastercard says americans ended up spending just 0.7% more on holiday gifts this year than last. the worst numbers since 2008, all this is a surprise since analysts were expecting up to 4% increase in sales. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman found the after-christmas sales aren't so hot either, at least at union square. >> reporter: the sales are good. people just aren't buying. i was at union square earlier. the place was empty. not like sagebrushes were going down
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
parties are leaving the talks to president obama and house speaker john boehner. here on capital hill, boehner says he is still waiting for the white house to respond to the latest gop proposal. >> this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. >> republicans are offering to extend tax breaks for all americans, close tax loopholes and cut nearly $1.5 trillion in spending. >> i came out the day after the election to put revenues on the table to take a step toward the president to try to resolve this. when is he going to take a step toward us. >> jay david cox sees real conqueenses if the country goes over the cliff. >> -- consequences if the country goes over the cliff. >> there would be a lot of employees who would be furloughed or lose their job. >> speaker boehner says he will be staying in town this weekend ready to negotiate with the president. danielle nottingham, cbs news washington. >>> a car can't be registered at the dmv. turning buyers and sellers into big losers. >>> when it comes to early december weather, does it get any better than this? if you're a
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
questions after meeting with president obama today-to- discuss the "fiscal cliff." >> any updates, mr. speaker? >> reporter: after weeks of deadlocks between the white house and congressional republicans, boehner changed course on friday. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year in exchange for a trillion dollars in spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> reporter: boehner is also offering to increase the federal debt receiving for a year which allows the government to pay its bills. but some republicans wanted to use the threat of default to demand more spending cuts. >> and they are still exchanging offers but moving to the middle and i was very encouraged by the boehner offer. >> reporter: alice rivlin served as a member of the president's debt commission. she believes neither side is foolish enough to let the nation go over the cliff. but she says our leaders must find a wa
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
system was at an all-time high this past november after president obama's re-election and with reports of brisk sales across the country now, it is possible december will be another record month. >> we have plenty of laws in place to keep the guns out of criminals' hands. i think what needs to be made more focused is on a national level, how to secure these weapons so people can't get them. >> reporter: in addition to what's happening on the federal level here in california a group of state senators is also taking aim at ammunition. the proposal a $50 fee requiring a permit to purchase ammunition that would be good for a year and it would require a background check. reporting live in mountain view, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> the grieving continued in newtown today with more services held for the sandy hook shooting victims. two 6-year-olds benjamin wheeler and catherine hubbard were laid to rest. family and friends also said good-bye to 52-year-old teacher ann marie murphy. more funerals are scheduled tomorrow and saturday. victims are being tonight in the bay area. ken bastida and mob
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> the hour for immediate action >> here. it is now. >> glor: president obama speaks to the nation after speaking with congressional leaders. reports from major garrett and .ancy cordes. elaine quijano on the family heartbreak after russia's president bans all adoptions to americans. >> we ask president putin, please, can he set an alternate means but don't let me children suffer. >> glor: he met saddam hussein and made it look easy. david martin on the death of general norman schwarzkopf and what the world did not know thout him. and "on the road" with steve hartman as a man tries to save his wife of 56 years. an unusual request that gets a unrprising response. >> got two of them and i only need one. captioning sponsored by cbs
CBS
Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
. house speaker jo >>> president obama went to a toy making factory in a philadelphia suburb to sell his pitch and urged lawmakers to pass a tax cut extension for the middle class. house speaker john boehner says the president's proposal would be a blow to the economy. if a compromise isn't reached soon automatic tax hikes and steep budget cuts will kick in january 1. >>> and as budget talks continue little changed on wall street today. the dow closed with a 4 point game. the nasdaq lost 2. s&p 500 edged up less than a point. >>> anthem blue cross was first. now several other health insurers jumping on board with their own proposed double-digit rate hikes. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says, critics say that the move is a preemptive strike to raise the rates before healthcare reform kicks in. >> a 25% increase. i felt like i had been kicked in the stomach. >> reporter: a healthcare provider herself, pediatrician jan feels helpless. her individual blue cross health insurance premium is going up nearly $300 a month. >> they could never get away with a 25% increase on a group pla
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: mr. obama explains his top condition for a deal to the way to recovery.
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
timothy geithner said the obama administration will reject a budget deal that doesn't include higher taxes for the wealthiest 2% of americans. >> and the "fiscal cliff" deadline is now a day closer and still no deal between the president and republicans. political reporter grace lee is live in the newsroom with what this gridlock could cost californians. grace. >> reporter: well, liz, now we have some very real numbers that's what's at stake if we go over the "fiscal cliff." the daily democrat predicts that our state could lose $4.5 billion and lose about 200,000 jobs and with 26 days until that deadline, the painful reality is just becoming more clear. >> at 3:00, they want to start us closing on wednesday at noon. >> reporter: a social security employee for 30 years he is joining fellow federal workers across the u.s. to spread the word that the "fiscal cliff" is looming and at stake, social security benefits for millions. >> they seem to go for the people who had the least political pull, poor, disabled, people in east oakland. >> reporter: people like a social secure recipient who reli
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
spending cuts on the middle class. from a home in virginia president obama sat with a middle class family he says will be hit hard if congress doesn't extend middle class tax cuts. >> for them to be burden unthis isly because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives you a sense of the costs involved in very personal terms. >> republicans are standing behind their counter-offer to close tax loopholes and limit some deductions. they say the president needs to deliver a new plan they can agree on before the january 1 deadline. >>> stocks inched up as investors kept and eye on washington. the dow was up around 40, nasdaq up 16, s&p saw a 5 point increase. >>> the dungeness crab season has hit a snag. local crabbers are refusing to fish for the northern california delicacy after a new price fight with the wholesalers. the cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, you got go fishing. nobody is making money. >> you got go fishing. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
:00, president obama says the u.s. now recognizes syria's main opposition group as the legitimate representative of the country's people. the president's comments paved the way for greater u.s. support as the group tries to oust syrian president assad. >>> meanwhile, as the "fiscal cliff" deadline approaches, indications that the president and house speaker john boehner are reportedly talking again, at least by telephone. among the proposals, the white house may agree to less tax revenue but the speaker still wants to see what cuts the president will make. but publicly, neither side is giving anything away. >> we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of balanced approach that he promised americans. >> what is required is, you know, agreement by republicans to some specific revenues that includes raising rates. >> there is no indication that the president will compromise on taxes on the wealthy going up. >>> a soon-to-open bay area restaurant is wondering where are all the workers? black bear diner is set to open a restaurant
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